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Developing Psychosocially-Informed Practice

What does this course have to offer?

The course will help participants begin to develop a psychosocially-informed awareness of counselling and psychotherapy practice in a pluralistic world.

What does “psychosocially-informed awareness” mean?

Being psychosocially-aware means:

• Thinking about the social and cultural context of lived experience, the struggles of living, and the diversity of that experience

• Critically considering the inter-connectedness between the social and cultural world and the inner world of the individual

• Reflecting on how the social and cultural context impacts our work as counsellors and psychotherapists

About this course:

This four-day course explores some of the assumptions that underpin counselling and therapy, including:

• Thinking about the roles others play in the development of self and other, how we construct senses of self and other, and the purposes of these identities

• Exploring the ways, we think about the things we struggle with in life (including the role of diagnosis and mental illness/wellbeing)

• Opening up spaces to look at how we construct our roles as counsellors and therapists, from a range of counselling modalities, within the social and cultural context.

• This course draws on developments in counselling and psychotherapy literature and psychosocial studies. Reading material will be given ahead of each day.